Monthly Archive: June 2019

Viva GT: back home

Right so the GT is back from Northampton Motor Sport, with a long list of things to do before we try again. Four main items on the rework list Sort out the lower ball joints as without those fixed they cannot set up the front suspension geometry correctly, and I...

Viva GT: Fail :(

Thats right its a fail, but not the end of the world. the GT will not be driving to NON Billing nor correctly running, this week was the crunch week and its got too many issue on the “to correct” list to get done in time,(and its not over till...

Viva GT: oil pressure

It’s another day and yet another problem spotted and cured, I dare say my mobile phone bill is rather high having phoned lots of folks asking them the same question. After having got the same answer from everyone, I hatched a emergency plan. Having filled the engine with oil some...

Viva GT: weekly update

It’s been a frustrating week, as I get closer to the formal testing of the car. Wednesday is the D day where it gets taken over to Northampton Motor Sport for them to do a final check (make sure I haven’t missed something, failed to fill something or made some...

Viva GT: seatbelt and door lock

Okay so yesterday I said things were not going right. Thats true and I also said I was stopping for a bit to recoup. Today is one of those days in the week when I tend to get up late fester around a bit and it gave me time to...

Viva GT: stopping work

Right sorry to report this is one of those disappointing posts, the car has again stalled due to more issues. After fitting the seats I discovered the top seatbelt mount is way too high and as a result a new mount will need to be welded in. Using reel belts...

Viva GT: Front seats done (sort of)

So the seats are in and now they are ready to come back out again to finish off the carpets handbrake and centre consul correctly. But the main message is the passenger seat went in very quickly no mucking about unlike the drivers seat. As always when you have done...

Viva GT: Front seats

As always every time I move the GT it rains or snows, cue the flatbed cue the downpour of rain. Once the car had been moved to another garage, that is a lot wider than mine, Martin and I were able to look at fitting the front seats. We started...

Viva GT: water pump again

Good news, a nice man in a lorry dropped off a parcel this evening so I was straight out to the garage to get it fitted. The water pump is back rebuilt, tested and ready to refit. The pump was very quickly sealed then fitted to the bare clean block,...

Viva GT: what a year

Last year was the first time the GT had been shown to fellow viva owners, it was not finished, but it was important to make the effort to get it to the 50th anniversary of the Mk1 GT (being thats this is whats it is). It feel like I have...